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Burlington USD 244
200 S 6th St.
Burlington, Kansas 66839

District Office Regular Schedule:
M-F / 8:00 am – 4:30 pm 
District Office Summer Schedule:
M-Th  / 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Phone: 620-364-8478
Fax: 620-364-8548
District News ➤ Article 16494
Thumbnail Image for Article 16494Superintendent's Corner - June 2018
Posted Date: 06/26/2018

It is with great pride that I reflect on another successful school year in USD 244.  The accomplishments and successes in and out of the classroom are too numerous to mention.  There is a saying, “It takes a village to raise kids.”  That is oh so true in USD 244.  Parents, family, teaching staff, friends, and community members are all vital to the success of our students.   

I thought a lot about our seniors at graduation this year.  Getting to know our students is one of the best parts of my job, especially these young men and women that walked across the stage in May.  They have grown up right in front of our eyes into the future of our world.  These students received over $720,000 in scholarships.  That is an incredible amount for 63 students.  Mrs. Devra Parker shared with me one of the final writing assignments that the seniors did for her.  The kids were to create a thesis statement starting with these words:  “Public education…..”  The students did a pass and share activity adding statements to the starting phrase.  Here were some of their answers:

  • Public education is one of the most critical elements of a civilized and functional society.
  • Public education allows students to learn the importance of diversity, work ethic, and communication.
  • Public education, for many reasons, is the most influential part of a teenager’s life. 
  • Public education is extremely important in today’s society because it prepares students for the real world.
  • Public education provides young adults with more developed social skills than alternative schooling.
  • Public education has evolved technologically throughout the years. 
  • Public education is underfunded. 

Wow!  When I read their words I can see the growth in these fine young men and women from when they started high school four short years ago.  I am not sure if they would have finished the statement like that when they were freshmen. 

I will be taking the summer off from newspaper articles.  There is a lot going on in the district to prepare for the 2018-19 school year.  We will post some updates on projects going on in our buildings and on our grounds on www.usd244ks.org

As always, feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions.  My phone number is 620-364-8478 Extension 3040.  You can also reach me via e-mail at cmarshall@usd244ks.org  Have a Super Summer!